Down 18,530 this week

Turetskiy gambit (2005)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 2,652 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 4 critic

The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the ... See full summary »



(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in

Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 08 Oct 2011
a list of 36 titles
created 19 Dec 2011
a list of 22 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 25 titles
created 5 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Turetskiy gambit" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Turetskiy gambit (2005)

Turetskiy gambit (2005) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Turetskiy gambit.
1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but ... See full summary »

Director: Filipp Yankovskiy
Stars: Oleg Menshikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Konstantin Khabenskiy
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless headpiece of Alexander the Great during an archaeological expedition. But after ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Seryj
Stars: Evgeniy Leonov, Georgiy Vitsin, Radner Muratov
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Sergei and Simon have to deliver a suitcase full of heroin to Mikhalych or else they will be killed. There is one minor detail: the only problem-solving technique they are familiar with is ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Balabanov
Stars: Aleksey Panin, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

General Ivolgin, forester Kuzmich, and good-natured Lyova lose their way on a fishing trip and wind up in a neighboring country, where they decide to have a good time anyway but end up ...

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Stars: Aleksey Buldakov, Viktor Bychkov, Semyon Strugachyov
72 Meters (2004)
Drama | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Every second is precious for a Russian submarine crew, as they are stranded 72 meters below the ocean's surface.

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko
Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Marat Basharov, Andrey Krasko
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A very typical post-Soviet era storyline. Three young men lured an innocent teenage girl to their apartment, offered her a drink, intimidated then gang raped her. Local cops are incapable ... See full summary »

Director: Stanislav Govorukhin
Stars: Mikhail Ulyanov, Anna Sinyakina, Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov
D'Artanyan i tri mushketyora (TV Series 1979)
Adventure | History | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Yet another version of Alexander Duma's novel "The Three Musketeers."

Stars: Mikhail Boyarskiy, Venyamin Smekhov, Igor Starygin
Den radio (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

It's the day of radio in Russia. The radio station staff decides to invite famous bands, who will perform live. And something goes wrong!

Director: Dmitriy Dyachenko
Stars: Diana Arbenina, Leonid Barats, Aleksandr Demidov
Azazel (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Adabashyan
Stars: Ilya Noskov, Marina Neyolova, Sergey Bezrukov
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

When his mom plans a vacation to a resort, little Fyodor runs away to family's cottage house instead, to visit his friends Matroskin the Cat and Sharik the Dog.

Director: Vladimir Popov
Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Valentina Talyzina, Mariya Vinogradova
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A Finn preparing a work on the Russian hunting traditions and customs, comes to Russia to collect materials and is invited to take part in a hunting party. His flamboyant companions include... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Rogozhkin
Stars: Ville Haapasalo, Viktor Bychkov, Sergey Russkin
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Continuing adventures of little Fyodor and his talking cat friend.

Director: Vladimir Popov
Stars: Mariya Vinogradova, Valentina Talyzina, Zinaida Naryshkina


Cast overview, first billed only:
Olga Krasko ...
Varvara Suvorova
Vladimir Ilin ...
Gen. Mizinov
Dmitriy Pevtsov ...
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ...
Gen. Sobolev
Aleksey Guskov ...
Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Ismail-Bei (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Andrey Krasko ...
Non-comissionned Officer
Leonid Kuravlyov ...
Retired Major
Didier Bienaimé ...
Viktor Bychkov
Sergey Gazarov ...


The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from Turkish prison and is trying to get on the Russian side as soon as possible to give important information about the upcoming attack of the enemy. On his way he meets Varvara Suvorova, a young lady who is going to see her fiancée - a soldier of the Russian army. Erast also knows that there is a spy somewhere in the Russian army, everyone is under suspicion... Written by Pavel P.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Official Sites:




| | |

Release Date:

22 February 2005 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Gambit turecki  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(theatrical) | (TV)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The film is based on the second book written by Boris Akunin about Erast Fandorin. The first book ("Azazel") was made into a four-episode TV film starring Ilya Noskov as Fandorin. However, in the second film we see another actor playing the main character - Egor Beroev. The State Counsellor (2005), the third film of the series (and the seventh book), introduces yet another actor in the role of Fandorin - Oleg Menshikov. See more »


A soldier wakes up the others with a trumpet tune. In real Russian army, soldiers first woke up, then lined up, and only then the music "Zorka" was played by many musicians. See more »


Follows Azazel (2002) See more »


Idem na Vostok
by Nogu Svelo!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An Impressive Epic
9 March 2005 | by (Canada (Russia at the moment)) – See all my reviews

Folks, this is the epic to look out for at international movie festivals! I have had the opportunity to see this on big screen, in full sound- and was blown away! Though I couldn't understand everything, the action within the film was clear enough to make the general plot understood. Though it is not an American film- it has authentic period costume, fantastic cinematography, and in my opinion has met or surpassed special effects of such films as the Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, and the Matrix. Of course, it probably won't get the recognition it deserves in North America, as it isn't a home-grown... but it is well worth the trip to the theatre to see it if is ever in town... I'm going to see it for at least another 2 times if possible! The only disappointment was the pop-type music for the closing credits... everything else: SUPERB!

30 of 43 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Turkish language of film 419
US release??? pepe58season
Boris Akunin Fans, Is this worth watching? sightless
DVD releases in UK, US or Germany? verenakrebs
'Enver' goof is not correct... keremcan
Extended version. Mosckvich412
Discuss Turetskiy gambit (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: